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A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth

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Three mistakes at the Hollywood Museum

Three mistakes at the Hollywood Museum

At the Hollywood Museum … … I saw the bottle from I Dream of Jeannie … … Lucille Ball’s Emmy awards … … and another pair of ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.  (I say another because of the two I saw in Washington DC last year.) But I also spotted some errors. Mistake #1: The character…

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Nov

Buenos Aires gay Halloween

Buenos Aires gay Halloween

In 1972, the lavish Broadway musical Follies closed after losing close to a million dollars, despite obsessive admirers and a Tony winning score by Stephen Sondheim. At the time, Sondheim may have been surprised if he’d been told that 35 years later, a British techno version of one of the songs from that show (‘Losing My…

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Oct

The European Union: Investing in Britain’s future…

The European Union: Investing in Britain’s future…

… but not for long. The gardens in question are of Leicester Cathedral … … which now houses the tomb of Richard III. Being the last Plantagenet king, he probably knew a thing or two about dynasties ending, though I guess he only realised it was about to end when he was surrounded and about to get his head hacked…

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Oct

Richard III: The unexpected poster boy for refugees

Richard III: The unexpected poster boy for refugees

As I was in Leicester for the wedding of my friends Sam and Susie, I went to the Richard III Visitor Centre, then to the Cathedral opposite … … where the king’s remains were recently re-interred. Richard wasn’t the only king in that time who had trouble holding onto his throne. His brother lost his in 1470,…

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Oct

Michael from Perth

A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth